XII: Makeup Monday? I Think So!

Hello Makeup Enthusiasts!

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As I previously mentioned in my introduction post, I absolutely LOVE all things makeup.

I didn't fall in love with the art of makeup until around 2013. This occurred shortly after graduating from college and becoming exposed to different makeup brands. It was not until recently that I made the decision to venture out and begin applying a full face of makeup. For the most part I've stuck with doing eyebrows, light eyeshadow and eyeliner. Now I've branched out into wearing foundation, lipsticks and even lashes. So, let's get into this week's look:

The look you see was a 'just because' face and I've been working diligently on perfecting the “cut crease” technique (that small section in the fold of the upper eyelid). I've listed the products I used for inquiring minds and if any of you beautiful readers have suggestions on ways I can improve my overall face and application techniques, please feel free to comment.

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By no means am I a makeup professional -- I didn't go to school for it, but I like to try my hand at varying makeup techniques. That being said, all you MUAs out there, be nice!

 


Here's how I created this look: 

I start off with a freshly washed face, clean, and then apply a face primer or a pore eraser (product list below). I apply foundation to my entire face and then, using the dipbrow pomade, draw on my eyebrows. I use a mix of the listed concealers to clean up my brows and use enough product to cover my lid to act as an eyeshadow primer.

I apply the base eyeshadow to the lid and then, using the same concealer mix, apply concealer to my eyelid ONLY. This is essentially “cutting your crease” -- giving that dramatic transition from the crease of your eye to the eyelid.

After cutting the crease, I apply eyeshadow to the lid where I applied the concealer -- along with liquid eyeliner, white liner on my waterline, mascara and false lashes.

After I finish with my eyes, I then highlight and contour. Some people highlight/contour their entire face. For this look and the majority of my makeup, I only apply the concealer mix to highlight under my eye and contour the cheekbones. I sometimes apply a gold shimmer highlight to the cheek area and use a loose powder to lock everything in place. However, for this particular look, loose powder wasn't used.

Eyes

Morphe Vegan Brush Set for application

Morphe 350 Palette

ELF liquid eyeliner in Black

Maybelline Scandal Eyes Mascara

Eylure Lashes No. 126

Salon Perfect Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown (Wal-Mart. Yes, Wal-Mart!)

LA Girl Pro Concealer in Toffee and Toast (I mix these)

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NYX pencil in White for Waterline

 

Face

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser

MAC liquid foundation in NC 50

Makeup Revolution Contour Palette

LA Girl Pro Concealer in Toffee and Toast (I use for highlight)

BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette for highlight

 

Lips

NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner in Club Hopper

NYX Liquid Lingerie Lipstick in Ruffle Trim

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The Cut Crease

Here is a more dramatic cut crease. 

I hope you've enjoyed my first dive into our Let's Be Creative section of the site (coming soon).